Conducted by South of Perth Yacht Club
Swan River, Western Australia
02 – 08 January 2016
FIVE DAYS OF FRENETIC FOILING
McDougall McConaghy Australian Moth Championships in Perth
A fleet of 53 Moths enjoyed a full range of weather conditions including thunderstorms and lightning at the McDougall McConaghy 2016 International Moth Australian Championship in Perth, from January 3 – 8 sailed on the Swan River.
Host club, South of Perth Yacht Club succeeded in organising 15 races over 5 days. The runaway winner Josh Mcknight from NSW won 12 of 15 races to claim his first Australian title from Rob Gough from Tasmania who sailed a consistent series for second overall. An international competitor Ed Chapman from GBR finished third.
First WA sailor was Steve Thomas from RPYC who sailed a very solid series to finish fourth overall and third Australian. Also finishing in the top 10 was Fang Warren from EFYC finishing a credible 8th overall.
The foiling moths at times reaching speeds of 25+ knots entertained a number of spectators on and off the water. The host club South of Perth Yacht Club were applauded for their regatta management and hospitality ashore.
By Jonny Fullerton, Grand Prix Sailing